Marblehead Resident Interns with Northern Forest Canoe Trail

For Immediate Release
September 3, 2010

Contact:  Kate Williams, Executive Director
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
802-496-2285 or Marblehead resident Sam Brakeley interns with NFCT Photo by Allison Waring

WAITSFIELD, Vt. – Samuel Brakeley of Marblehead recently completed a summer internship with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Inc. based in Waitsfield, Vt.

Brakeley is a senior Environmental Policy major at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and a 2006 graduate of Pingree High School in South Hamilton. He is an avid hiker and canoeist, having completed a through hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2008, and a tandem through paddle of the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) in 2009.

As a NFCT Stewardship Intern, Brakeley was part of a crew completing a variety of trail projects in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The projects ranged from erosion prevention, to improving waterside campsites, portage trails, and access to launch sites along the recreational waterway. Interns also led weekend volunteer Waterway Work Trips in each state.

The NFCT is a canoe and kayak trail connecting lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and portage trails between Old Forge, N.Y. and Fort Kent, Maine. Read about the work done by the 2010 NFCT interns on the Voices From the Trail blog at

To learn more about paddling on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail or becoming an intern, visit or call 802-496-2285.


About the Northern Forest Canoe Trail: The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a 740-mile inland paddling trail tracing historic travel routes across New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine. NFCT, Inc. is internationally regarded as the preeminent water trail organization in North America, and connects people to the Trail’s natural environment, human heritage, and contemporary communities by stewarding, promoting, and providing access to canoe and kayak experiences along this route.


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